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How Hospice Professionals Use Language to Communicate Effectively with the Families of Patients

  • by Emma Scott-Stevenson
  • January 30, 2024

Research by Daniel Menchik has explored the ways hospice professionals use specific language to communicate effectively with the families of patients. Menchik analysed the verbal interactions between hospice professionals and patients’ families over eight months of observation in Hospice House Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings.

The research found that hospice professionals use specific language to manage the emotions of patients and their families in ways that support the ultimate goal of a ‘good death’ for the patient. Through this use of language, hospice professionals are able to better support the emotional needs of patients and families during care.

To read more about this research, click HERE.

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